We have the top three picks for this Wednesday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option.
Woodstock @ Casa de Espanha (Humaitá) – This party, organised by UNIT 2018, is inspired by the original Woodstock Music and Art Fair, a landmark event of sixties counterculture.
The party’s musical lineup includes: WC No Beat, DJ and premiere exponent of ‘trap funk’ in Brazil; MC Cabelinho, baile funk singer and composer, who is rumoured to be performing new material tonight; carioca funk phenomenon DJ Rogerinho do Quero; and funk collective Bombando Brinque.
There will also be an open bar all night long, with top brands such as Absolut vodka, Sagatiba cachaça, José Cuervo tequila and much more! If that wasn’t enough, there will also be open food, including Japanese katsu, salgados (traditional Brazilian bar snacks), a dessert table, and even a chocolate fountain.
For all those who make it to the other side of midnight, there will be top breakfast snacks as well, including Domino’s pizza, McDonalds, and plenty more to revitalize the soul.
Tickets are between R$230 – R$300 and the night gets going at 11PM.
Woodstock – Rua Maria Eugênia, 300 – Humaitá
For more information, go to the event page.
Rancho do Bonatto @ Wood’s (Leblon) – The showman Bruno Bonatto promises to make Wood’s a real den of sertanejo to lead the crowd through an exciting night of music and dance. This promises to be an intimate show, with Bonatto performing from the heart of the dancefloor, surrounded by his audience.
There will be a promotion on Budweiser and gin and tonics with two-for-one from 11PM until midnight. After the main event Bruno Bonatto’s live performance, there will be two pumping DJ sets courtesy of DJ Gustavo Maia and DJ Tartaruga.
Tickets are between R$30-R$50 and the evening will begin at around 11PM.
Rancho do Bonatto – Avenida General San Martin – Leblon
For more information, head to the event page.
Latin Party @ Pub Kriok (Lapa) – The original party that brought reggaeton to Rio is always a sure bet to kick some energy and attitude into the midweek.
The night is free and has an open bar of beer and caipirinha until midnight. What more could a party need? How about some drinking games, random shots, and dance-offs? DJ Slim and DJ Muchacho Malo plus VJ Rafael C are going to be taking over two floors of Pub Kriok and pumping out some of the finest reggaeton, funk and pop all through the night.
On the first floor will be reggaeton, latin pop, world music, hiphop, pop and much more. On the second floor will be merengue, trance, salsa, funk and a whole lot more Miami-style rhythms. After midnight there is a two-for-one offer on caipirinha and catuaba. There will be great photographers capturing the magic, LED light shows, excellent air-conditioning over three floors. This is a night that will go on for a long time (eight years running so far).
The night starts at 11PM and entry is R$20 all night.
Latin Party – Rua Mem de Sá 65 – Lapa
For more information, go to the event page.
LOUNGES, BARS & PUBS:
Casa Momus (Lapa)
Run by two Italian expats, Momus’ interior design is already worth the experience. Among Momus’ highlights are its carefully prepared classic drinks, like the bloody mary (R$27), the pisco sour (R$28) and the negroni (R$28).
Casa Momus – 11:30 AM
Rua do Lavradio, 11 – Lapa – Tel (21) 3852-8250
Mama Shelter (Santa Teresa)
Originally inaugurated in Paris, the boutique hostel and bar offers the perfect environment for enjoying a drink and a snack in style – specially on Fridays and Saturdays, when DJs spin on the house.
Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno, 5 – Santa Teresa – Tel: (21) 3980-0300
Pavão Azul (Copacabana)
Pavão Azul is a lively bar in Copacabana, famous for its exceptionally cold beers and prawn pastels. It gets crowded there every night, making every day of the week seem like the weekend.
Pavão Azul – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 – Copacabana – (21) 2236-2381
Canastra Bar (Ipanema)
The Canastra Wine Bar in Ipanema offers a wide choice of wines and cheeses and is quickly becoming known for its trendy atmosphere and friendly service.
Canastra – 6:30 PM – 1AM
Rua Jangadeiros, 42, Loja B – Ipanema – (21) 99656-1960
Entrance: See venue for details
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Blue Agave in Ipanema is a great place for Mexican food, strong drinks and watching the latest domestic and international sports. They have English-speaking staff and is a popular expat hangout in Ipanema. Be sure to check out Blue Agave in Copacabana also for a great night out.
Blue Agave Ipanema – 2PM
Rua Vinicius de Moraes, 68 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-92717544-5151
Entrance: FREE. Food and drink prices vary.
Flashback is a high-end restaurant with plenty of classical music and photos decorating the walls. Tonight, between 7PM and 9PM the restaurant will serve a happy hour with two for one on caipivodkas and Stella Artois. The caipivodkas are made fresh with either lime, strawberry or passionfruit as well as additional herbs added in for a taste explosion.
Flashback – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 33 – Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2274-7657
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